Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has dismissed the prospect of Manchester United forward Wilfried Zaha rejoining the club on a loan deal in January, writes Sky
Zaha, who joined United last January and immediately returned to Palace on a loan spell, has been linked with another move back to Selhurst Park. But Holloway has dismissed the speculation surrounding the possible move, despite the England Under-21 international yet to make an impact for the Red Devils.
“David Moyes has his own issues at Manchester United, so if we were to go shouting about wanting him back on loan, I don’t think we will ever get him back,” Holloway told the South London Press.
“Besides, we have options [on the wings] – Jason Puncheon can play either side and in the pocket as well as in central midfield. Yannick Bolasie is coming back and will do well. It is all about having a squad that is strong enough to make changes and sustain good performances.
“At the moment, we are not beating people. [Jimmy] Kebe might have the chance to do that. And we know Jerome Thomas can.”
Zaha was part of the Crystal Palace side who were promoted through the play-offs last season, before returning to United at the end of the campaign. The 20-year-old was handed a start in the first team against Wigan Athletic for the Community Shield in 2013 before being substituted in the second half.
Zaha was named the Football League Young Player of the Year in the 2011-12 season, before being awarded Crystal Palace Young Player of the Year twice in a row from 2010-2012.
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